There really is an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1 in existence, and it’s on sale as of last night in the United States. Externally, the hardware is exactly identical with the regular M8; while on the inside, it trades Google’s voice assistant for Cortana. This isn’t just a simple OS swap, as HTC has thought to bring BlinkFeed and several other Android features over to this new device. The only problem with all this is that it is currently only available to Verizon customers.
Xiaomi has officially unveiled the latest iteration of its highly successful Android ROM, MIUI 6. While there’s been huge celebrations in the form of a one-day sale offering huge discounts in China and its other international markets, the main focus today is with the revamp of one of the most-used ROMs in the market. MIUI 6 is, in Xioami’s words, “visually stunning, stunningly simple”.
After revealing that Xiaomi’s MIUI software discreetly uploads user data without informing its users, software security firm F-Secure has now confirmed that the latest MIUI update has fixed the issue.
[UPDATE - 14 August, 130PM]: Lumia Cyan update has arrived for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners in Malaysia. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using Bitlocker on your Lumia, there is something you need to know before you decide to update your device. Read more for details.
Heads up, Nokia Lumia owners; the much awaited Lumia Cyan update is now on its way to you. First announced at Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this year, Lumia Cyan is packed with improvements and new features specifically made for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
However, the update is currently being roll out in stages which means that not everyone are going to receive Lumia Cyan at the same time.
Late last week, security firm F-Secure decided to take matters into its own hands following widespread reports which claimed that Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi was selling devices which secretly ping a server in Beijing, while also discreetly uploading user data – including SMS messages and images captured from the device – to the server.
HTC has begun sending out press invites for an event in New York scheduled for the 19th of August. With the recent rumours about a HTC One M8 for Windows, many are predicting that this event is meant to unveil the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship smartphone, powered by Windows Phone 8.1.
It looks like keying in passwords in iOS would soon be a thing in the past. Last month, 1Password, a popular password and security management app, demonstrated how its app would work on iOS 8, complete with Touch ID support and now, the company is demonstrating how 1Password works with third-party apps on Apple’s next mobile operation system update.